Thursday, August 14, 2008

Dancing Through Life

Been on a “Wicked” binge and trying to find out clips of the show on youtube to supplement listening to the Original Broadway Cast Recording CD that I recently put on my play list. Considering that it might be awhile before the show comes anywhere close to these shores, bootleg recordings of the show on youtube might be the closest that I get to actually watching it.

While trawling youtube for the clips, I came across one with Joey Mcintyre playing the role of Fiyero from the show. Needless to say, I was excited about this considering not only is it a clip from one of my favorite Broadway show but also by someone who was part of NKOTB which I’m ashamed to admit I was a big fan of back in the day.

Since it’s a fairly boring week blogwise, I thought that I would share the clip here. Lyrically, it’s also something that I wish some days that I could do. Nice to be able to be that free.

("Dancing Through Life" from Wicked)

The trouble with schools is
They always try to teach the wrong lessons
Believe me, I've been kicked out
Of enough of them to know
They want you to become less callow
Less shallow
But I say: why invite stress in?
Stop studying strife
And learn to live the unexamined life

Dancing through life
Skimming the surface
Gliding where turf is smooth
Life's more painless
For the brainless
Why think too hard
When it's so soothing

Dancing through life
No need to tough it
When you can slough it off as I do
Nothing matters
But knowing nothing matters
It's just life
So keep dancing through

Dancing through life
Swaying and sweeping
And always keeping cool
Life is fraught-less
When you're thoughtless
Those who don't try
Never look foolish

Dancing through life
Mindless and careless
Make sure you wear less
Trouble and rife
Woes are fleeting
Blows are glancing
When you're dancing
Through life

(spoken) So - what's the most swankified place in town?

(spoken) That would be the Ozdust Ballroom.

(spoken) Sounds perfect.

Let's go down to the Ozdust Ballroom
We'll meet there later tonight
We can dance till it's light
Find the prettiest girl
Give 'er a whirl
Right on down to the Ozdust Ballroom
Come on - follow me
You'll be happy to be there

Dancing through life
Down at the Ozdust

If only because dust
Is what we come to

Nothing matters
But knowing nothing matters
It's just life

So keep dancing through

(spoken) Miss Galinda - I hope you'll save at least one
dance for me. I'll be right there. Waiting. All night.

GALINDA(spoken) Oh - that's so kind. But you know what would
be even kinder?

(sung) See that tragically beautiful girl
The one in the chair
It seems so unfair
We should go on a spree
And not she
I know someone would be my hero
If that someone were to go invite her

(spoken) Well, maybe - I could invite her!

Oh, Bick, really?
You would do that for me?

(spoken) I would do anything for you, Miss Galinda

(spoken) So...

(spoken) So I'll be picking you up around eight?

GALINDA(spoken) After all -
(sung) Now that we've met one another

It's clear we deserve each other

You're perfect

You're perfect

So we're perfect together
Born to be forever
Dancing through life

(spoken) Oh, Elphaba - isn't it wonderful?

(sung) Finally, for this one night
I'm about to have a fun night
With this Munchkin boy
Galinda found for me
And I only wish there were
Something I could do for her
To repay her
Elphaba, see?
We deserve each other
And Galinda helped it come true
We deserve each other,
Me and Boq
(spoken) Please, Elphaba try to understand.

I do:


Kembara Musafir said...

you went out with the guys recently rite - movie Wall-E...?
boy you look different dude...!! siap ada goatee lagi... that gym is really changing your look...!!

Nickxandar said...

Ha'ah ... Wall-E was fun to watch. Much better than the Star Wars: Clone Wars that I watched the day after

Hehehe .. the goatee is a recent addition .. just trying it out :p Gym has been good in that regards too.